The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter is en route to Moree, in northern New South Wales (NSW), to aid emergency services in their response to the unfolding flood crisis.
The highly advanced, specially configured helicopter is equipped with two pilots, a winch operator and a LifeFlight Critical Care Flight Paramedic.
The crew is ready to respond to emergency evacuations, as required.
“The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter is designed specifically for this type of work,” LifeFlight Head of Flying Operations and pilot David Bashir said.
“It’s a very capable machine, it’s able to fly in all weather basically, day and night.”
“The helicopter is currently configured for search and rescue, but we are also able to take a patient on board, to be treated by our paramedic.”
The helicopter was tasked by Fire and Rescue NSW shortly before 4pm and is due to touch down in Moree around 6:30pm (March 23, QLD time).
“LifeFlight is proud to be assisting NSW emergency services in their response,” Mr Bashir said.
“We’re happy to go over the border and help anyone in need.”